What conditions can Intense Pulse Light (IPL) therapy treat?

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Question: I know IPL can treat small veins and broken blood vessels. I’ve also heard it can be helpful for a variety of other skin conditions, like acne scars and age spots. Is this true? What can IPL treat, and what are it’s limitations?

Answer: IPL can treat other skin conditions such as rosacea, age spots (dyschromia), and to a limited extent improve skin tone and texture. The varies significantly based upon skin type. IPL is not a good treatment for acne scars, although other types of surface lasers can be used for such conditions.